Be a friend to a local Utah refugee


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MurrayMurray, UT 84157


Be a friend to a local Utah refugee

We are looking for volunteers to be a friend to a local utah refugee. Volunteers will be assigned to a family to be friends with; helping Utah Mentoring Services to fulfill its mission.

Utah Mentoring Services (UMS) is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring/coaching services to refugee here in the greater Salt Lake City area. We need volunteers to be a friend by helping with:

  • Help a refugee transition into American culture

  • Mentor a person or family with daily life's activities

  • Family mentoring in helping guide refugees in the areas of schooling, health care, accessing local services and resources

  • Foster integration

  • Provide a helping hand

  • Be a friend

  • Be engaging in a refugees activities

  • Show compassion

  • Home budgeting planning services

  • Assist in employment acquisition


  • 1-2 hours a week for six months or longer

  • Meet with one or more families weekly

  • Transportation to coaching locations

  • Help fulfill the mission of UMS-befriend people by helping them to simulate into American culture

Coaching materials will be provided. The ideal candidate should be able to maintain a flexible schedule and be engaged in their work with a focus on the success of the client.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 2 hours a week for 6 months

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